Students, faculty, and staff from Cairn University joined with members of the Bristol Borough community to participate in the 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The 30 participants served alongside 135,000 volunteers across the Philadelphia region to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The project in Bristol Borough was hosted by Calvary Baptist Church on Green Lane and was one of 1,800 projects held in the Philadelphia area. The Bristol project started with a short speech, a video, and a time of reflection to remember the life and work of Dr. King. The participants then served the community by distributing invitations to take part in a food drive to benefit five local food pantries. The students worked side by side with the Chief of Police of Bristol Borough and other community leaders and visited a total of 1,700 houses.
The food that is donated will be picked up on February 1 on Superbowl Sunday as part of the National “Souper Bowl” of Caring.
Matching Gift Week Raises a Total of $215,000 To Support Students
This year, friends, alumni, faculty, and others affiliated with Cairn University were able to raise $115,000 during Matching Gift Week, a time dedicated to raising support for The Cairn Fund. $100,000